ZipCourt Hires Former Apple Counsel as VP, Judicial Affairs
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ZipCourt, Inc. announced today that Chris Kyriacou, former litigation counsel for Apple Inc. has joined as Vice President, Judicial Affairs. Chris will be responsible for ensuring that the ZipCourt online process adheres to rigorous legal standards and provides an extraordinary customer experience through ease of use and fast, efficient outcomes.
“ZipCourt has the right combination of superlative design and cutting edge legal thinking,” said Mr. Kyriacou. “I look forward to bringing a next generation legal solution to the government entities, corporations, and individuals that are looking for a low cost alternative to traditional litigation, and which can be used for disputes of all types.”
“Based on his prior years at Apple, Chris understands the importance of how a great design can make all the difference to customers both big and small,” said Craig Harding, chief executive of ZipCourt. “Like many lawyers in Silicon Valley, Chris recognizes that litigation and traditional arbitration are burdensome, costly and time-consuming. He brings the right combination of visionary thinking and practical experience to make ZipCourt the new standard for future online litigation, and provide resolutions which are fair and economical. Chris’ efforts will save clients a substantial amount of legal fees by streamlining the dispute and arbitration process.”
Prior to Apple, Chris was a senior associate for intellectual property litigation at Howrey LLP. He has a JD from the University of California (Hastings) and a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
ZipCourt was founded by Silicon Valley attorney Craig Harding in February 2011 and operates next to Stanford University. The product was designed with significant input from students at the Stanford Law School. Currently on the Board of Advisors is the Dean of Stanford Law School, Larry Kramer and Gary Benton, Founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration Center. Anja Manuel is on the Board of Directors and is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Law School. She is also a principal alongside former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley at RiceHadley Group, LLC. For more information about ZipCourt, please visit www.zipcourt.com or contact Patricia Pouncey, Director of Marketing at Patricia@zipcourt.com.
SOURCE ZipCourt, Inc.